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Today in NOLA: 8.20.14

Mississippi Rail Company play the Algiers Ferry Dock for Wednesdays at the Point this evening, and Helen Gillet appears solo at Gasa Gasa tonight. Film buffs turn out for the CAC’s screening of director Chuck Workman’s documentary What Is Cinema? Plus, six new plays in sixty minutes, a trip to Senegal, and Louisiana’s history in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. See all the details for Wednesday night:


Wednesdays on the Point (Algiers Ferry Dock, 5:30 -8:30 p.m.)
The weekly summer concert series in Algiers rolls on. Tonight's performers include Mississippi Rail Company, Johnny Sansone, and Collin Lake. Free admission, with food and drink vendors on site.

Ties that Bind: Louisiana and Senegal (Historic NO Collection, 6p.m.)
Among the 6000 individuals sold into slavery in Louisiana from Africa between 1719 and 1732, more than 70% originated from the Senegambia region. This year, two HNOC staffers travelled to Senegal, seeking to establish connections and collaborations. Join them as they share their trip and discuss this significance of the trans-Atlantic bond to Louisiana. Free and open to the public.


What Is Cinema? (Contemporary Arts Center, 7p.m.)
Director Chuck Workman incorporated dozens of interviews and film clips into this visual essay on the history of an art form, its forward thinkers, and its most breathtaking moments. It screens, appropriately, at the Contemporary Arts Center this evening. Admission $7.


6x6: Six 10-Minute Plays (Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.)
Short attention span for live theatre? At Midcity Theatre tonight, an ensemble of actors and directors will interpret and present staged, script-in-hand readings of the six new ten minute plays just written by the 6x6 Writers Group. Tickets $10, available only at the door.


Helen Gillet (Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.)
A regular booking for venues with adventurous tastes, cellist Helen Gillet is known for her intriguing, intra-genre exploration and her innovative use of electronic looping. She brings her magic to a solo show at Gasa Gasa tonight. Tickets $10.

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